Week 17 Pre-Gamin': Bears at Vikings – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Week 17 Pre-Gamin’: Bears at Vikings – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread


It’s the undefeated, untied, and undisputed Real AFC North champions (Chicago Bears) against the actual, real-life, counts-for-something NFC North champions (Minnesota Vikings) in the regular season finale.

Get hyped!

If the Vikings hand the Bears their 11th loss of the season, it will mean Chicago’s John Fox will have more wins against the AFC North in 2017 than he did in three years coaching against the NFC North. Yikes.

Game Info

Chicago Bears (5-10, 4th NFC North) at Minnesota Vikings (12-3, 1st NFC North) – noon, FOX-TV (Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman)

Odds: Vikings (-13), Over/Under 38 via Bovada.

Game Thread and Week 17 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can do this again starting next summer in the preseason.

Your Week 17 Preview lives here.


John Fox (133-122 overall, 14-33 with Bears) vs. Mike Zimmer (38-25 overall)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 2,015 passing yards, 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 59.9 completion percentage, 78.5 rating

Last week vs. Browns: 14-23, 193 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 87.8 rating


Vikings: Case Keenum: 3,358 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 67.3 completion percentage, 98.1 rating

Last week at Packers: 14-23, 139 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions, 85.2 rating

Bears Inactives

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • WR Kendall Wright
  • WR Dontrelle Inman
  • WR Josh Bellamy
  • TE Dion Sims
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Cody Whitehair
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • RG Tom Compton
  • RT Bradley Sowell

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Jonathan Bullard
  • OLB Sam Acho
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Nick Kwiatkoski
  • OLB Lamarr Houston
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Mike Nugent (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Andrew DePaola (long snapper), Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Vikings Inactives:

Vikings Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Case Keenum
  • RB Latavius Murray
  • FB C.J. Ham
  • WR Adam Thielen
  • WR Stefon Diggs
  • TE Kyle Rudolph
  • LT Riley Reiff
  • LG Jeremiah Sirles
  • C Joe Berger
  • RG Mike Remmers
  • RT Rashod Hill

Vikings Defense Expected Starters:

  • LDE Danielle Hunter
  • DT Tom Johnson
  • NT Linval Joseph
  • RDE Everson Griffen
  • WLB Ben Gedeon
  • MLB Eric Kendricks
  • SLB Anthony Barr
  • LCB Trae Waynes
  • RCB Xavier Rhodes
  • FS Harrison Smith
  • SS Andrew Sendejo

Vikings Specialists:

  • Kai Forbath (kicker), Ryan Quigley (punter), Kevin McDermott (long snapper), Marcus Sherels, Jerick McKinnon (kick return), Marcus Sherels, Stacy Coley (punt return)


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.